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Mon 21st April, 2014

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Baker1000 commented on Sega's Digital Restructure Means 300 Staff Wil...:

So that's their answer. Rather than try to finally produce another quality Sonic game for consoles they decide to give up and focus on smartphones. No doubt they'll throw out all sorts of awful Sonic themed microtransaction wallet suckers now - oh wait they've already got a couple of those!

Really though, disappointed to see they're basically turning their back on consoles after so long. If anyone should be losing jobs, it's the ones who oversaw all the dreadful games they churned out over the last 10 years. The only silver lining to this news would be if they decided to give Nintendo a crack at developing a Sonic game, but I'm not holding my breathe.



Baker1000 commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X is so Sizeable That It ...:

Annnnd this is the reason I don't download games. Even if we ignore the fact of having to store that amount of data on a console/hard long is this thing going to take to download?! You'll definitely need to pre-download this one if you want to get stuck in right away on launch day. Or just buy the disc, which is the more sensible option.



Baker1000 commented on More Details Emerge on Xenoblade Chronicles X ...:

"Its successor, Xenoblade Chronicles, was critically acclaimed as an excellent RPG on Wii, also bringing new ideas to the JRPG genre"

It should be predecessor, not successor. Xenoblade Chronicles X is the successor :)



Baker1000 commented on Unused Textures in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U...:

When you think about it, isn't Dr. Mario basically the only character that doesn't have a stage based around one of his games? I hadn't even realised that until now. That needs to be fixed. I'd love to see a stage where you fight in the bottom of two jars on the game screen whist dodging falling pills and randomly appearing viruses.



Baker1000 commented on Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintend...:

I didn't doubt that the 3DS would turn into a great console with an awesome catalogue of games. It's Nintendo, after all. What's refreshing is recently I was reading a newspaper (The Sun) review of the New 3DS and the guy said the current model(s) is "the best handheld ever created". This is the same newspaper that ran all those stories of eyeballs melting and people getting headaches when the 3DS was first launched. I didn't think I'd ever see them print such praise for the console.

Smartphone gaming is just a long list of fads. A very lucrative and popular list of fads, but people will move on from games like Candy Crush and whatever the next "addictive" money grabber is. Just like they've all forgotten Angry Birds, and how nobody plays Temple Run any more, and Flappy Bird was forgotten as soon as people reached a score they couldn't be bothered to beat. But the best games Nintendo and every other developer creates on 3DS will still be remembered and played in 5 years and even further beyond that.



Baker1000 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Flirtation With Micr...:

Isn't Pokémon Shuffle just basically Candy Crush? I've never played it but the whole match 3, complete levels, buy more lives or wait until you get given some more thing is pretty much what that game as about, right?

I'm shocked Nintendo are adopting that strategy with a game, especially one clearly aimed at kids by putting it in a Pokémon skin. The only way they could balance it more I suppose is if they gave you credits for every so many steps you take with the console in sleep mode, similar to Play Coins. Or perhaps even let you buy credits with Play Coins (though only a few coins, because anything that requires you to spend over 5 coins when you can only earn 10 a day is actually cruel)



Baker1000 commented on Poll: Which Current Generation Nintendo Soundt...:

TBH you should have included only soundtracks that haven't been released in some form. SSB and ALBW are already available, and I actually have the Xenoblade soundtrack. 4 discs of pure epic joy to the ears. I voted Kid Icarus.

If we're going back to previous generations, I'd love an actual physical release for the Golden Sun soundtrack, especially if they just recorded a select dozen with an orchestra. I only have ripped MIDIs, which of course are true to the tracks heard in the game but I'd still love a packaged version.



Baker1000 commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

Hahaha, how long have they been sitting on Flipnote 3D for to give us this now?!

Anyway, Club Nintendo was gradually getting worse. I remember the days when registering a game got you free downloadable wallpapers, print out t-shirt transfers and other such stuff. It was the main reason I registered anything. You could also earn badges for registering consoles or reaching a certain star total. All pretty pointless but still a bit of an incentive anyway.

Then they scrapped it and all of a sudden your stars would expire after so long. This wouldn't be such an annoyance if they gave you some decent stuff you buy on the catalogue, but that's gotten gradually worse too, and anything worth having is way overpriced (considering saving stars is now harder because they expire). Add to that the fact that you HAVE to fill out a long and repetitive survey when you register a product now, whereas before you would get a random email invite with a 50 star reward. I haven't registered new releases for years! So it means I'm going to have to burn through tons of surveys now and see what total I can accumulate and buy something from the catalogue.



Baker1000 commented on Video: Family Gamer TV Puts the New Nintendo 3...:

One of the good things about the smaller New 3DS is that the battery is easy to get to when you take the bottom face plate off. Sure it was probably easy to find on the old one but you had no reason to take the back cover off. So now you can quite easily replace the battery after a couple of years when it starts to show signs of wearing out. If you can find a spare that is.



Baker1000 commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Adventure on Wii U an...:

I can see myself burning the most hours into Xenoblade 3D, considering I did over 100 hours in the original and didn't even get near 100%. I suppose Xenoblade X might top that, but personally I can't see Zelda Wii U giving me over 100 hours.



Baker1000 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

I don't know why the XL is so much more popular. Yeah the original isn't the best looking console but then I don't think the XL is particularly sleek in design. I own both, and I have always used my smaller model as my main console. Mainly because it's smaller, it makes it easier to fit in my pocket. Not such a worry in the past, as I rarely play handheld games outside of my own bedroom. But with the addition of StreetPass, I find myself taking my console out with me whenever possible, even if it's a trip to the cinema because there's a chance I will pass a hotspot and grab 7 Miis. So in at a time when Nintendo have made it worthwhile to travel with your console, why are people opting for the bigger, chunkier model?

There's also the issue for me that the bigger screens offer the same resolution across bigger screens, making text look more blurred and graphics more jagged. Bigger screens are great! But not when they actually make games look worse at the end of the day. So yeah, I use my smaller model for my main, and I'd be super annoyed if Nintendo decided not to release the smaller New 3DS in my country, forcing me to upsize, especially with exclusive games being compatible with the new hardware.



Baker1000 commented on Sonic Boom Gets a Whopping 1GB+ Update in Euro...:

I still don't think this will improve the game. Yes, it's less buggy but the gameplay is still dull and repetitive. I'm not even going to waste my time waiting for this update to install unless it burns the file off my console and credits my account with a refund.



Baker1000 commented on Gallery: Feast Your Eyes on the Super Mario an...:

Pac-Man looks great! And the best thing about the Super Mario line is - none of those silly plastic sticks and base supports! Hooray for sensible poses!

I'm not really interested in them though since they do the same as the smash ones. I'll be getting Toad for my Captain Toad game though.



Baker1000 commented on Reminder: Club Nintendo New 3DS Ambassador Pro...:

Of course I never got one. This is such BS. I was one of the people who bought the original DS from the stars catalogue when it was first available months before release! I was a 3DS ambassador. I register every console within a week of launch. Nintendo must be able to see I'm a very early adopter and yet they leave me out. Not cool Big N.



Baker1000 commented on Fresh Batch of New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Ema...:

Anyone get an email TODAY? I haven't...may have not been sent yet, but somehow I doubt it. I'm just not included.

When I finally get one on launch day I'll be sure to thank Nintendo for making a loyal fan wait so long.



Baker1000 commented on New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Promotion...:

@Great_Gonzalez It was always going to happen. The best way they could have handled this is to announce the Ambassador edition and have people register their interest in getting one. Yes, you would still have people looking to make a profit but far less people who got an email and didn't even want one (wanted the XL or black version) and those people wouldn't be able to take advantage by buying one anyway and selling for profit. Plus there would be more chance of people like us who actually want it, getting one.



Baker1000 commented on Fresh Batch of New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Ema...:

Oh so apparently you have to email them and ask them to include your details on the list so you might get chosen -rolls eyes-

Seriously though, WHAT? More emails and less than a day to claim it. Just tell us when it's going to be released already, I'm getting sick of getting my hopes up about being included here.



Baker1000 commented on New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Promotion...:

@6ch6ris6 it probably is, but Nintendo did say it was those who met a certain criteria. I have a brother who has had an account the same amount of time and registered probably less products tbh, and he got an email. So I don't know what criteria they've selected...



Baker1000 commented on New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Promotion...:

Err, yeah, if anyone wants an XL instead and ARE eligible for this promotion, please let me use it.

So you're saying another round of emails have gone out and I still haven't received one? I've been a member over 10 years, what gives? I've registered every console I have purchased (every single one they've released, as a matter of fact)...if that doesn't qualify me, what does?



Baker1000 commented on Rumour: New Nintendo 3DS To Launch In Europe N...:

I'm still going for a March release I reckon, like the previous few handheld launches. I knew we wouldn't get confirmation of a release before Christmas as not to hurt sales, and it only makes sense that they wait a few weeks after Christmas to avoid upsetting those who splashed out on one for the holidays, not knowing a new iteration is around the corner. But then, they did spring this on us all of a sudden so maybe the rule book is out the window.

Still, this ain't Apple. Nintendo doesn't release a new console a week after announcing it. But then again, they also don't announce a pre-sale exclusive edition and ship them to buyers less than 24 hours later....



Baker1000 commented on Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition Ne...:

I'm pretty annoyed that I never got an email, especially when my brother did. People "who fulfil a certain criteria" just sounds pretty unfair to me. I've had my account over 10 years now and I've registered tons of games, so if they sent emails to people who've only been a member for a couple of year I will be gutted.

What annoys me more though is no solid release date, so rather than being able to think "ah well, only another month or two anyway" we're left in limbo. I'm sure it will be out around March but why, oh why they've got units ready to shift NOW is beyond me. All I know is, I better be on the next selective promotion because I missed out on the Smash Bros codes too.



Baker1000 commented on Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump ...:

More fool anyone who pays that much for one when it will be out in the shops a few months from now for the asking price listed.

I wish Nintendo could force those listings to be taken down unless they're asking for the price they paid for it.



Baker1000 commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2015:

Clearing my schedule when Xenoblade gets released. Spent over 100 hours on the Wii version and I didn't even do everything. I intend to try and finish all the quests this time as I missed a lot before.



Baker1000 commented on Poll: Which is the Best Super Smash Bros. Game?:

I think it's a bit unfair to divide Wii U/3DS into two options. Yeah they've got a few different modes but clearly the 3DS version is just a watered down edition of the Wii U game. I can only guess the 5% voting for it haven't played the Wii U version, so consider it the best.



Baker1000 commented on Poll: Which is the Best Mario Kart Game?:

Super Circuit needs some love, that was my first MK. (then again I did vote for MK8) Surprised by the lack of MK Wii support in the poll. I don't care much for MK64, most of the tracks were dull and tedious in single player. I guess it's only really the multiplayer that gets it such a high appreciation, which I never played as I was too busy on my Sega Saturn (really).